The Pension Research Council sponsors research conferences on topics of timely interest to members. Topics span the range of private and public retirement programs around the world. Themes are suggested by the Advisory Board, and members have the opportunity to explore the social, economic, legal, actuarial, and financial implications of research developments for retirement security.
The 2021 Pension Research Council Symposium on Sustainable Investment in Retirement Plans: Challenges and Opportunities responds to rising global interest in environmental, social, governance (ESG), and impact investing to generate positive impact while generating financial return. Speakers explore the pros and cons of pension ESG investments; findings will interest researchers, management/advisory firms, financial advisors, asset owners, and policymakers. Plan sponsors and analysts also discuss case studies from the US and around the world. Our April 29-30, 2021 Wharton online conference is by invitation only.
The 2020 Pension Research Council/Boettner Online Symposium on Managing Longevity Risk: New Roles for Public/Private Engagement discussed what rising longevity means for our future, how people perceive longevity risk, and the economics and psychology of working longer. Our May 7, 2020 Wharton online conference was by invitation only.